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Maharashtra Tops Chart Of Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana Beneficiaries

The ABRY had been launched by the government to incentivise employment generation in Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) registered establishments during COVID-19.

Maharashtra Tops Chart Of Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana Beneficiaries
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On Monday, December 13, the Parliament was apprised that Maharashtra has reportedly topped the list of states in India with the foremost number of beneficiaries under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY). It was trailed by Tamil Nadu and Gujarat, mentioned a report by news agency, PTI.

Minister of State for Labour & Employment Rameswar Teli in a written reply to Lok Sabha, mentioned that as of December 4, 2021, nearly 6,49,560 beneficiaries were recorded in Maharashtra. In the state, beneficiaries were provided with an aggregate of INR 409.72 crore in light of the scheme to new employees of 17,524 establishments.

The ABRY had been launched by the government to incentivise employment generation in Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) registered establishments during COVID-19. This was done for a duration from October 1, 2020, to March 31, 2022.

Through this scheme, the House was informed, the government is providing funds to both employees and employers contributions of 24 per cent of wages that is 12 per cent of wages for each. This is in respect of establishments having 1,000 employees and employees’ contribution of 12 of wages to establishments employing more than 1,000 employees.

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